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if you want more information go to you will see the entire tour. if i'm not coming to your town, you can see the book today. they will deliver it week. ♪ >> bill: fox news alert, the president will push today one hour from now at the united nations. a big speech at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. the president is likely to put a hard lend against iran, and persuade other countries to do the same on many other topics. we'll have much more insight on "america's newsroom." meanwhile, fox news exclusive. brett kavanaugh repeatedly denying allegations of sexual misconduct, insisting that he will not withdraw. i am bill hemmer, good morning, everybody. a big show for you today inside "america's newsroom." >> sandra: good morning, i'm sandra smith. president trump and topper public and leaders rejecting the allegations of smear tactics. both kavanaugh and his accuser
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christine blasey ford are set to appear before the senate judiciary committee thursday for a public hearing. kavanaugh telling fox news he looks forward to clearing his name. >> what i know is the truth, and the truth is i've never assaulted anyone, in high school or otherwise. i'm not perfect, i know that. none of us is perfect. i'm not perfect. but i never, never, have done anything like this. >> sandra: peter doocy is live on capitol hill. peter, does he still have enough republican support to still get confirmed? >> leadership still seems to think that they do, but if they don't, sandra, senator mitch mcconnell wants to make sure he gets everybody, including vulnerable democratic senators up for reelection, on the record, and soon. >> i want to make it perfectly clear, mr. president . judge kavanaugh will be voted on here on the senate floor. up or down. on the senate floor.
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>> and there is a lot of support for that within the ranks of republican senators, because many of them still have a big problem with the way the high school era accusation of dr. christine blasey ford, and the college era accusation of deborah ramirez, were brought to their attention. >> it's amazing to me that these allegations come out of nowhere at the last minute, and that they weren't brought up earlier in this process. it's not on the-typical for our friends on the other side to pull that kind of crap. >> don't forget, his stripper, who escorted him throughout those meetings in the summer, is now the newest g.o.p. senator, john kyle. he was asked if he ever picked up on a character flaw, and he said he did not. sandra? >> sandra: peter, any undecided democrats hinting that they might support his confirmation? >> not yet, but there are some democrats who say they still want to hear more.
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>> that has to be something more than just an allegation, okay? i think it's very serious. the second one seems to be very serious. we will just see. i believe that any woman who believes, and basically bring something as hard as that would be up, for them to do it, they ought to have a right to be heard. he has a right to be heard, als also. >> all the democrats on the judiciary committee already said they are going to vote no, but some are still mad that there will be more witnesses at their seat hearing. >> both of these women are bravely coming forward with allegations that i think the judiciary committee should hear, and here fully. >> but it doesn't seem they will agree with that request. >> it seems unlikely at that point. the chairman grassley on the republican majority is going to allow us to hear from anyone other than dr. ford and judge kavanaugh. >> so, this is where it will all be happening on thursday. a much smaller room than the one
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where kavanaugh had his original confirmation hearing. the accuser, dr. christine blasey ford, said she didn't want to make a big show in the media of any hearing. sandra? >> sandra: peter doocy, thank you very much. a lawyer says a third kavanaugh accuser will come forward. he claims his clients knew kavanaugh back in high school. but went to a different school than he did. he went on to promise information will come out soon. >> within the next 48 hours, we will release additional details relating to the allegations relating to brett kavanaugh. she is 100% credible. when the american people hear from her, they will determine, as i have, that she is to be believed. >> sandra: he is prepared to prove his client's allegations. he said "it is our burden. we are going to embrace it." >> bill: meanwhile, president trump here in new york
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after his meeting yesterday said this about the kavanaugh latest. >> this is a fine man, and we certainly hope he's going to be confirmed, and quickly. his family has suffered. his family has suffered. what's going on is not something that should happen. brett kavanaugh is an absolute outstanding person. hopefully, he will be confirmed quickly. speak to kevin mccarthy is watching all this back at his post on capitol hill. sir, welcome back. what happens with the matter this week? >> i think the american public want to see a fair process. it will be listening to this hearing. they will be listening to justice kavanaugh, and also dr. ford. but i think they're going to wait yet, as those before were weighted. "the new york times" never had the story. they would have written it if they had found anybody you said this was true when they look back through. i think people need to see what is going forward, and not to prejudge, but listen to the facts and then make their
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decision. >> bill: what is your sense about how this affects the vote in 40 days? >> i think it intensifies both sides, because people want to make sure that people do not get mistreated, sexually or any other way. but they also want a fair process. i was just speaking to a number of women recently who said "i have sons, i have fathers, and i want to make sure that my daughters are safe, but at the same time, that children don't get accused of something that's not true." >> bill: and on the matter of rote mike rod rosenstein. everybody was chasing their tail on this yesterday. does he stay or does he go? >> ethic is going to depend on the president. i would say let's let the president have a meeting first. let them have a one on one. there's lots of concerns about him. why he hasn't provided the information that the house has asked for. why can his involvement in fisa and others -- he has a lot of answers, but i think the first person he needs the answer to is the president.
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>> bill: understood, but what do you think? should he stay or should he go? >> i leave that to the president. i think there is real doubt and whether somebody can trust him, if these accusations are true. i don't know if somebody else is putting up with what he said, but i would give the person the opportunity to sit and talk to the president. but he should be very direct and honest. if it was just a judgment based upon his reaction to congress, i think he has done a poor job. i think he needs to answer what we have requested. we have a responsibility. there are different branches of jeff demott government, we have a right right of oversight. you should not withhold information from us. >> bill: it will be significant others in many ways. not allow cities to allow illegals to vote in local elections. what's that all about, and why would they be allowed? >> these cities like chicago and san francisco, democrat-controlled. what have i done? they allow illegals to vote in the election.
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they disenfranchise the citizens of america. so many times, when i go to a naturalization and people registered to vote, they come to me and they say that the proudest moment to becoming a u.s. citizen is the right to vote. that first time they cast the ballot. it disenfranchises all of us. what's most concerned about this -- think about this, this is san francisco. think about the movement that this house switched. abolishing ice, and now wanting illegals to vote in our elections? what is the core basis of this country? i think that is just wrong, and that's why i put a resolution. and let's hear people stand on this. these are coming from democratic-controlled cities. this is the movement of where they want to go across the nation. >> bill: we will see where the resolution goes from here. kevin mccarthy, thank you for your time. i mentioned thursday, at the hearing was kavanaugh and his accuser, and we've got this meeting with rod rosenstein. big news day. thank you, we will talk very soon. from the hill. >> thank you. >> sandra: we are about one hour away from president trump's speech at the event.
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his address to world leaders is expected not only to reinforce his america-first agenda, but also to confront iran. chief white house correspondent john roberts is live at the u.n. with more. john, good morning. >> sandra, good morning to you. kind of like covering a hurricane today, as opposed to the u.n. general simply. whether or not the best that we have ever seen. one thing you can take off the table this week is a meeting between president trump and president assad ronnie of iran. he tweeted that despite requests, he had no plans to meet the iranian president. maybe someday in the future. i'm sure he's an absolutely lovely man. a meeting between of the two of them probably wouldn't go very well either, because he's going to use strong linkage to call out around today. one of the central themes of his speech at the u.n. and the nexw hours. it will be about nonproliferation. he calls out iran about being the world's where state sponsor of terror, and the fact that they are really jeopardizing
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peace in the middle east. on a daily basis. listen to what the secretary of state mike pompeo said yesterday. >> you can bet the president will have well-deserved strong words for the iranian regime, which is one of the worst of violators of the u.n. secure to council resolutions, if not the absolute worse than the world. he will call in every country to join our pressure campion in order to stop their destructive activity. >> he's applying the same tactic with the iran initiative as he applied to north korea last year, and that's a put together a campaign of maximum pressure involving sanctions and pressure from other countries around the world to try and get them to change their behavior. on the topic of north korea, even though kim jong un has not done what he promised he would do in terms of need denuclearization, he says another summit is in the offing. we will see what he says with a moon jae-in of south korea. >> a second summit with chairman
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kim in the future. the secretary of state will be dealing with that subject. of course, mike pompeo has been in touch with them, and in touch with the staff. i think that will be announced. there will be locations to be determined, but we are both very much looking forward to having it. >> the overarching today of today's u.n. general assembly will be sovereignty and an america-first perspective. the president saying that america first doesn't mean america alone. he wants other countries to be strong. strong enough that they can take care of problems in their own region without the u.s. having to come to the rescue. sandra? >> sandra: john roberts at the u.n. for us as we await the president. thank you. >> it's going to be a big mom and exar. meanwhile, breaking news. deaf >> obviously, the president has been disappointed by a number of
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actions that have taken place at the department of justice. he wants some answers to some of the questions that he has. some of them have to do with rod rosenstein, some of them have nothing to do with him. beachy was so wet assist fate after his meeting on thursday because mark the latest that we are learning about that coming up in a moment. >> sandra: president trump says he will not be meeting with the iranian president today. what to expect when he does address world leaders. one hour from now. >> regime change in iran is not the administrations policy. what we expect from iran's massive changes in their behavior. and until that happens, we will continue to exert what the president has called "maximum pressure." >> tech: don't wait for a chip like this to crack your whole windshield.
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north korea. rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself, and for his regime. >> bill: that is one year ago, and how things have perhaps changed since then. in that same speech, the president's lemming iran, what happens when our for now, we will be with our analyst. good morning to you. we can scan the globe in this conversation. start with korea. how significant do you think things truly are 12 months later? >> well, very much, bill, because what we have done is to change the behavior of north korea. it's not just the speech of the president and his tweets, but it's also the massive military deployment that the pentagon has done around to north korea, in addition, of course. there was a whole infrastructure of activity that forced the north korean regime to change behavior. it's very, very clear that they did. of course, there are many things that need to be addressed.
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it's a long project, but change has happened. >> bill: he speaking to a body that supports, by and large, there iran nuclear deal, as wel well. the sanctions kick in about a month from now, a month and a half from now. i don't believe they will be any meeting with the iranian leader. do you think there should be? >> no. i would be opposed to this idea. i would advise otherwise, exactly what the president has said. unless the iranian leadership will start showing indications that they are changing, exactly as for north korea. that will be very clear. for example, withdrawing, beginning to withdraw from syria, iraq, yemen. saying that they are willing to withdraw, stopping the threat against the united states. stopping the maneuvers in the gulf area against arab neighbors. the u.s. needs to have indications that the leaders in tehran are changing behavior. otherwise, the president has a good handle on this. >> bill: what about syria? what about isis? what would be our expectation on that? >> i think on isis is 85% job
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done. now, to do it completely efficient, we need to make sure that, in syria, those who are going to be replacing ices are not going to be the iranian militia or hezbollah or the other assad-backed militia. the end of isis is linked to our ability to contain iran. they are both linked. with regard to the assad regime and the russians, they russians aren't operational in western syria. we are in eastern syria. john bolton has said something important. we are withdrawing from syria before the iranian start to withdraw back to iran. we are going in the right direction. of course, it makes a lot of effort. >> bill: in the middle of that as well. the president talked about his america-first policy. what he freely admits is that every country's leadership looks out for its own people at its own country, as it should be. that's the point he makes. what is the message regarding america first today? that you would expect to hear, perhaps? >> look, since 2016, since the
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campaign, this slogan of "america first" isn't just that. it's america first, but we are within the international community on many grounds. as you said, it's absolutely true that every country is putting itself per first. the french comfort sample, always say that francis first. they should do the same. at this important time, what president trump and has the administration tried do is stop being for others without being for ourselves, in terms of national security, in terms of deals like the iran deal, so on and so forth. i think the change has become a reality at this point in time. not with just one admits region, may be the next three to complete. speech you think you. watch along with us, we will talk to you next hour, right here on "america's newsroom" ." 19 past the hour. more to come. >> sandra: a lot at stake. fox news alert, the director of the cia with a strong warning on the nuclear program in north korea. why they believe that they will
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not give up their weapons so easily. also, president trump set to meet with rod rosenstein in two days. what will happen to the deputy ag on thursday? >> we will be meeting at the white house, and we will be determining what's going on. we want to have transparency, openness, and i look forward to meeting with him at that time. your insurance rates skyrocket after a scratch so small you could fix it with a pen. how about using that pen to sign up for new insurance instead? for drivers with accident forgiveness, liberty mutual won't raise their rates because of their first accident. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ let's do an ad of a man
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>> sandra: another top story this morning, deputy ag rod rosenstein's job safer now, following a chaotic morning of speculation yesterday that he was about to resign. white house officials say that rosenstein is expected to meet with president trump on thursday. top lawmakers are threatening an impeachment vote if rosenstein does not testify before congres
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congress. >> if, indeed, rod rosenstein said these things -- which many believe that he did -- many believe that he said in a nonjoking manner. he needs to explain that, not only to the president of the united states, but the american people. we are pushing very hard to make sure that he comes in under oath, to congress. and let the american people judge for themselves. >> sandra: the correspondent katherine harris is live in washington. what a day it was yesterday, catherine. was he going to resign, fired? where we this morning? >> good morning. the white house press secretary confirmed this morning, on fox, that a big part of thursday's conversation it will be allegations that rosenstein considered wearing a wire or recruiting cabinet secretaries to record the president. he indicated that the allegations are so serious they can only be resolved in parents. person. >> that's part of the conversation that will take place on thursday. i won't get it ahead of a conversation that hasn't happened yet. the president and rod rosenstein
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had a beginning of that conversation by phone yesterday. both agreed that it was best to sit down and have that further and longer, and the more of a conversation in person. >> the allegation is that rosenstein tabled the idea of invoking the 25th amendment to remove the president based on events surrounding his decision to fired james comey in may of 2017. at the u.n. yesterday, cabinet secretary said the idea was never raised with them. >> literally, i have never once been in the white house where that conversation has happened. i'm not aware of any cabinet members who are even talking about that. it is completely and totally absurd. no one is questioning the president at all. if anything, we are trying to keep up the pace with him and the fact that he's got a what he wants to compass very quickly, and we are going to continue to support him in the way he does that. >> white house weekend discussions, they focused on whether rosenstein was "compromise." based on what the sources
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described, including his route to micro on firing comay, a surveillance warrant for carter page, and rosenstein's decision to have hire robert mueller shy after his meeting with the president to be the next fbi director, sandra. >> sandra: the president's lawyer wants a timeout if rosenstein goes? >> that's right. one of the president's personal attorney said on his radio show that there should be a pause in the russia special counsel case if rosenstein resigns or is fired. this morning, he said the probe should be shut down. it's rico i would go a step further, i think it should and, because they did a year and a half and found nothing. there was no collusion. i think the american people, frankly, ready for this to wrap up. we have seen absolutely no shred of evidence that the president or anybody had any wrongdoing in the campaign. i think it's time to wrap this up and move forward. >> democrats are speaking with
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one voice, and they point to the fact that a handful of trump campaign aides have pled guilty to lying to the special counsel investigators. they are urging the deputy attorney general to hold on. >> he shouldn't take a step affirmatively and essentially love the president off the hook. this looks to me like a slow moving saturday night massacre. it seems like the only question is whether the steps take place now where they take place after the midterms when the president believes he will pay less of a critical price for it. >> as you mentioned, at the top, two house republicans are planning to call an impeachment vote if he does not poke the testify. we have asked the justice department whether the attorney general has an indication and if he's willing to come on a voluntary basis before the midterms. as we get an update, we will bring that to you, sandra. >> sandra: catherine herridge, thank you very much. >> bill: minutes from now, and arrival from the president come arriving at the u.n. mike pence walked in the door moments ago.
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it's a rainy day here in the northeast. the first lady will be there as well as we get ready for the address before the world leaders. stay tuned. sandra, and events like this, you never know quite what the president is going to have to say. there has been no advanced speech that has been given to us or others. as of now, we understand that to be the case. hang on. it's about 30 minutes away. >> sandra: we know it's going to be a white-ranging speech, and he will be talking tough on iran. we will wait for reports from the u.n. meanwhile, judge kavanaugh defending his name and a fox news exclusive last night. democrats continuing to call for a delay. in a moment, we will speak to democratic congresswoman sherry bustos and get her reaction. >> for them to complain about the process is like and arnet, carson is complaining about the fire. the allegations judge kavanaugh are collapsing. this is been the worst low point and the senate for me, and that's saying a lot.
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>> bill: nine: 31, fox news alert watching the cameras along the east river here in manhattan. we are about 30 minutes away from president trump's second address before the united nations. if you remember the one from a year ago, it was something else. headlines galore. north korea now, rising tensions on iran, global trade, his america-first view of foreign policy all topping the agenda. we'll see the president inside the u.n. in a matter of minutes. when the speech begins, you are going to see it live right here. inside of america's newsroom. sergey lavrov from russia, he was passing to the left us there. we are watching the doors, the comings and goings. this will be the scene you will see from this day. tomorrow, when the president heads of the u.n. secure to counsel, that will be something else, too. that's at 10:30 eastern time on wednesday. we will have live coverage of that event as well. for now we are on standby for the president's arrival with the first lady at the united nation
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united nations. >> sandra: supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh telling fox news he is not going anywhere, despite a growing number of democrats calling for him to withdraw his name from consideration. in a fox news exclusive interview, cavanagh says he has always treated women with dignity. >> i want a fair process where i can defend my integrity. i know i'm telling the truth. i know my lifelong record. and i'm not going to let false accusations drive me out of this process. i have faith in god, and i have faith in the fairness of the american people. america is about fairness, and hearing from both sides. >> sandra: congresswoman sherry bustos, cochair of the democratic policy and communications committee. she joins us now in studio. great to have you here. >> thank you, sandra. >> sandra: and illinois girl, and so am i. good to catch up with you on that. a lot of state, and you heard
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him in the interview with martha last night hades asking for a fair process. are democrats willing to give him one? >> i think the american public wants a fair process. you are a journalist. i'm a former journalist. the guiding star on this should be getting to the truth. how do we best get to the truth? i happen to think that involves the fbi investigating this. having people who are trained investigators. that's what they do for living, getting to the bottom of this. >> you want the further background checks than the six that have been already conducted? >> there hasn't been an fbi investigation on this allegation that came up. right now we are dealing with a he said, she said. you've got many people who are saying to believe the survivor, you have many people on the other side saying that this is a credible judge. i don't know how you get to the truth without having a thorough investigation on this. i understand that it is 30 something years old. there are people who the
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professor says were at this party. i don't think there is any problem, in my opinion, to do a thorough investigation and get to the bottom of it. >> sandra: what about the prisms and of guilt, though? from many in your party? do you stand with those that not only are presuming him guilty, but saying he should step away from the process? >> i think, again, the truth should be the guiding light. whether you are a democrat or republican, whether you believe kavanaugh, or whether you believe professor blasey ford. how we will get to the truth is to have those who are trained investigators getting to the truth. >> sandra: certainly they will be an open public hearing that will be taking place on thursday. we will hear from both sides. let me tell you how they he'll put all of this, and they wrote this piece. his faith rests with senator collins. she's the one who's going to count when it comes to the confirmation process. they write "if collins were to vote to confirm kavanaugh, her
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reputation as an independent voice would likely suffer a blow, as that decision would be met with a barrage of criticism from democrats and advocates of the me too movement." do you agree with that? >> i hope with senator collins or senator grassley or any of the senator sitting around the table, i hope that they just want to ask -- -- >> sandra: i think i said moderate democrat, i meant moderate republican. >> you did. i hope that her goal, and again, all the other senators on the judiciary, that they ask questions where brett kavanaugh can answer them, with a attempt to answer them without being cut off or overly criticized. same thing with professor blasi blasey ford. i think what everybody's calling with is emma how do we get to the truth? it's difficult when you are talking about something that is alleged to have happened 30 something years ago. where you have alcohol involved. a question around, why did a
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15-year-old not go to authorities? why did she not go to her parents if she happen? you airy women, i and a woman. i don't know too many women who have had something like a traumatic experience happen to that, and they are 15 years old, who would have gone to authorities. there was alcohol involved. >> sandra: these details are likely to be asked about when thursday comes up. we will see how the responses from both side. they both do deserve a fair process to play out, here. you are unique voice in this. i guess i slipped saying it moderate democrat when talking about susan collins because she is a republican, but you are a moderate democrat. would you call yourself one? >> yeah, i mean, i'm from the heartland. donald trump one my congressional district. by 20 points. you talking about having one in five voters go to the polls in november of 2016 who voted for donald trump and for me. i think the reason for that is people have felt in the past
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that democrats haven't shown up in small towns. >> sandra: politico did a piece back in i believe may 2017, and they called you a rising star in your party. they titled the piece "the secret weapon democrats don't know how to use." and that was you. it's about pictures of you in manufacturing plants, with welders, you are playing baseball, you are in supermarkets talking to people. what do you think is the secret for your party? and you continue to win interim country. i don't think it's a secret, i think you show up and use your ears and your mouth. from the perspective of a democrat, i think you look pretty good. we have moderates and democrats running all of these moderate districts. when you come from a district like mine, if you are too far left, or you are too far right, people don't want that. they want somebody who's going to go to washington, work across the aisle, no matter what party you come from. get something done. i think the expectation is that you work hard, get results, and
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fight for people when you have a fight on your hands. >> sandra: is going to be quite a week to watch. thank you, it's nice to meet you. good to have year. i appreciate it. >> bill: about 20 minutes before the hour, fox news alert. ray remarks from the director of the cia, gina haskell accessing concerns over the nuclear program in north korea. coming up when a meeting between the president and north korea on monday. >> we are talking about north korea making tremendous progress. german cam has been really very open and terrific, frankly. i think he wants to see something happen. >> bill: we pick up the story from the pentagon, and lucas come over your comments. going on here? >> those are the first public remarks from his cia director back in may. gina haskell warning that north korea views its nukes central to its survival because
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president trumps dialogues have reduced tensions. >> the north koreans view their capability as leverage. i don't think that they want to give it up easily. certainly we are in a better place than we were in 2017 because of the dialogue we have established between our two leaders. >> haskell spoke at her alma mater. the republican majority leader was on hand to see the woman he helped confirmed as the first see a doctor. she also talked about china seemed to dominate the pacific region, and said that beijing is "working to diminish u.s. influence." this comes admit a growing trade dispute between the united states and china. beijing recently denied a request for a u.s. navy warship to visit hong kong and cancel the visit by the vice admiral. china erupted over the announced
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sale about american spare parts in taiwan for its fighter jets and cargo planes. total value, $330 million. this morning on capitol hill, a confirmation hearing is under way for trump's next commander to leave the 28 troops in south korea. our colleague bret baier will interview south korea's president tonight on "special report" at 6:00 p.m. eastern. >> bill: thank you, lucas. they will be headlines again then, too. >> sandra: president trump returning to the world stage to deliver his eye can adjust to the united nations. that will happen about 30 minutes now. what he plans to say to iran. another world leaders today, as were back to the u.n. danny is on deck. >> you can bet the president will have a well-deserved strong words for the iranian regime. he will call on every country to join our pressure campaign in order to thwart iran's torrent of destructive activity.
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>> we have engaged in significant activity that has begun to counter the iranian threat. today they remain the world's largest state-sponsored terrorists we want to make sure that's not the case. a foot a number of restrictions in place. we have imposed another set of sanctions come november. are actions show that we will not accept their behavior. >> bill: tough rhetoric on iran. president trump and the first lady will be at the u.n. about 30 meds for now. they will be there in a couple minutes, but the speech begins around ten: 15 trying to persuade other nations do the same. mr. ambassador, nice to see you. thank you for your time. a lot of people in europe and around the world did not want to see the iran nuclear deal go bye-bye. the u.s. and present trump pulled the united states on that deal. what has been the effect of that? since then? >> good morning, bill.
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the u.n. general assembly, waiting to hear present trump. as you mentioned, to see what will happen with iran. what will be the future with iran. the sanctions are working. you can see the frustration in iran. look at their economy. in november, there will be a new set of sanctions. then you will see more frustration. i believe president trump will make the distinction between the iranian people at the iranian regime. the regime is taking advantage of the iranian people. they use their money to sponsor terrorism in yemen, and lebanon, in syria, in iraq. you name it, bill. wherever you see terrorists in the middle east, you will find iranian money. i believe the president will be very clear today and make a call to join him, especially your the europeans who try to bypass is anxious, but it won't work. they have to work with the american economy, or with the iranian economy. they know they should work with the american economy.
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>> bill: so you believe that the president will bifurcate this message, then? one is directed to the leadership, went to the people? >> i believe the president will be very clear. it will be interesting to see what the leaders will say after that. the leader from france, germany, the u.k. because they are not happy with the u.s. today. but when you take a leadership role, people are not happy in the beginning, but then they join you. that's what president trump did when he decided to cancel this bad agreement. now i believe you will hear more and more countries joining his leadership. >> bill: i think that's a critical point, here. how would you characterize the level of support that message has at the u.n.? you are not among a lot of friends over there. >> no, not at all. but today is a new era. we have the ambassador nikki haley, the u.s. ambassador. she's a great friend of israel. we are not alone. we fight and stand tall, and we believe that when you stand and stick with it, people will
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follow you. today you will see more appreciation for the u.s. once president trump decided to move the embassy to jerusalem and to stand with israel, many other countries appreciated that. especially from the arab world. the moderate countries appreciate what the president is supporting its allies. >> bill: you mention these additional sanctions. round two goes into effect, as you rightly point out, in early november. what does that due to the iranian leadership? how does that change or calculation, if at all, so far? >> you can see the pressure. when you follow the twitter, they talk about whether they meet with the president or not. they are under pressure, because the economy is shrieking. many of the companies are constantly in agreement. today you cannot walk without the american system. they worried about that. i think they should put more pressure and force them to amend this bad agreement. >> bill: it does look like any kind of sit down conversation is going to happen.
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i don't know if you would even support that or not. would that be productive? >> i don't think it will happen this time. the president tweeted this morning, he said it will not happen. i think the amount of pressure you would put on the iranians will force them to change their behavior. that's we want to do. don't just have a meeting for them. you want them to stop sponsoring terrorism, you want them to stop building ballistic arsenals that they are building. i think if we apply more pressure, we will see more results. >> bill: thank you, sir. the or israeli investor of the u.n., there. there are a few moments away. thank you, sir. sandra? >> sandra: we are looking alive at the united nations where the president and the first lady are expected to arrive any moment. this, head of the big speech plan to start less than half an hour from now. the president is expected to push a hard line against iran. he will direct a message toward the leaders of other nations, as well. we awaits the president at the
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>> sandra: its judgment day for the disgraced actor and comedian bill cosby, as he has been found guilty of assaulting.
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that decision came down in april. today, he faces up to ten years in prison. we are doing now lie from the courthouse in morristown, pennsylvania. rick? >> sandra, you watch bill cosby walk in at about 8:30 this morning. possibly his last walk outside as a free man. he ignored questions including whether he was ready to go to jail. he will find that out sometime today. the d.a. yesterday requested a sentence of five to ten years, the defense asked for house arrest. it will be up to judge stephen o'neill to decide if the elderly comedian winds up behind bars after his conviction in april on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and taking advantage in his home in 2004. before sentencing, he will have to decide if cosby should be designated a sexually violent predator. a board testified that he had an uncontrollable urge to violate young woman and would likely do it again if given the
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opportunity. today, his attorneys will call their own psychologist to refute that claim preeti will be given a chance to speak in his own defense. we don't know if you will. the guidelines call for a sentence somewhere between two to three years. important to find point out that they are getting jail time with no prior record. it's more likely than not that bill cosby will walk out of this courthouse later today in handcuffs. >> sandra: it will be decided today. thank you very much, rick leventhal. >> bill: we are on watch for that in the philadelphia area. meanwhile, back here in new york city, the president and the first lady have not left trump tower yet. it's not a long drive in all of the streets are blocked off the side of manhattan anyway for the u.n. general simply. it's been neighbor a moment, sandra, since going to back to6 since he got his home at the trump tower.
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that is his place of residence this week, at least for these few nights in new york city. it's on the schedule for about 15 minutes from now. the brazilian leader right now is at the podium. >> sandra: it's very clear that every single new yorker, every single street or shut off. [laughs] >> bill: it is a good week to walk. john bolton gave us a very good preview as to what america first means to the people of u.s. and the people around the world. we are going to get to this address in a matter of moments. don't go, we will have it for you as we continue at the top of the right hear, hear on "america's newsroom" ."
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bounty, the quicker picker upper. >> sandra: this is a fox news alert. just moments from president trump as he addresses the 73rd session of the u.n. general assembly. welcome to a brand-new hour of america's newsroom, i'm sandra smith. >> bill: how you doing, week k? rainey new york city say. i'm bill hemmer. president trump at at the podi. he will be not meeting with the iranian president while he is in manhattan. >> sandra: despite request, i have no plans to meet iranian president hassan rouhani. maybe someday in the future. i'm sure he is an absolutely lovely man." benjamin hall has more on the story. he's live with us in london. already refused to meet with president trump a few times, has he not? >> sandra, good mind.
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yes, he has. going back quite a few months now. president trump and mike pompeo have reached out saying that they would be willing to meet either president hassan rouhani or ayatollah khomeini. he said in july he would meet with no preconditions. now it would have been a the perfect time for them to eat. president ronnie is in new york for the general simply. will be perfect to start the dialogue. but he's been meeting with other world leaders instead, and he has decided not to meet with president trump. ever since present trump pulled out of the real deal, which he said did nothing to curb iran's sponsoring of terrorism, rather than seeking change in the relationship, there has been a barrage of insults out of iran. earlier today, the revolutionary guards called president trump evil. they blamed president trump and the u.s. for recent attacks in the country. then, in an interview, president ronnie claims that the u.s. is full of empty promises and threats toward iran are toothless. despite these big words, it does feel as if iran is suffering. in november, new sanctions hit,
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and it feels at that point that iran really will have to come to the table or things in that country will get significant way worse. >> sandra: benjamin, iran is seeming to get help from the europeans now? >> yes, and all along, the europeans have tried to keep the iran deal on track, despite this high pressure. forcing them to come to the table. europeans are trying to help them. the europeans are looking for ways to help iran evade u.s. sanctions. meeting on the sidelines of the u.n. just yesterday, the e.u.'s foreign minister and iran's foreign minister and also they were trying to set up a new finance get us some to enable illegal trade with them without encountering u.s. sanctions. for president trump, that will be a sticking point to see european allies tried to find a way around the sanctions. i think many people are expecting to hear in the speech coming up, strong words against iran. a rallying cry to allies to come on board, help isolate iran so that they can move together in a united front on this.
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>> sandra: thank you. >> bill: also, the director of the margaret thatcher center for freedom. back with us, for an affair and analysis. and marie harf, cohost of benson and arif on fox news radio. do you all. we have a bit of a pregame here. the present in the first lady not with the u.n. just yet. i would start with you, there was so much uncertainty as to the message of the present. he really was the man of the moment for all world leaders. is it still that way a year later? >> absolutely, bill. everybody is waiting with great aunt's mission to hear what the present has to say. this isn't just the president speaking to his constituency, this is the president addressing the world. so all the tvs tumbles all the internet, websites, everybody's going to turn into this to see e
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has to say. there is tremendous anticipation prayed one of the things that benjamin hall brought up is what is he going to say about what's going on with attempts to try and shore up iran financially? so they can withstand whatever sanctions are going hit them on november 4th. it's going to be painful for the iranians, but it's the european union in this new deal. along with russians and the chinese, who signed onto the nuclear deal, they are going support iran. where does this lead us? it's going to be some confrontation in the months and weeks ahead. >> bill: it appears that there someone in the cross hairs of year. north korea was last year, that was the big quote about rocket man, it made its debut during the speech. what john bolton said the other day, is of the president's speech it will eliminate for the american people what america's place in the world is. what is that place now? >> yes. i think that's absolute right. america's place in the world today is leading from the front. it's a rejection of the obama
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administration leading from behind. i think it's good to be a very confident assertion of american leadership on the world stage. it's going to be a very robust speech, which will strongly defend american leadership, american national sovereignty, and it will demonstrate clearly that america is a great force for good on the world stage. confronting the enemies of freedom. i think you're going to see a very different kind of speech today than the speech we saw before on president obama. when president obama used to really downplay, i think, the role of american leadership, and this will be a very, very powerful defense of american identity, american leadership, and the need for the free world. i think this is going to be a very tough, strong speech, especially with a very tough message for the iranian regime.
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they are very much looking forward to the president's remarks this morning. >> sandra: we are waiting to president any moment now. as we await his arrival, marie harf, spokesperson for the state department joins us. what is that you are looking for here, marie? what are you with deer from the present? >> i think the question will be whether he articulates a vision for multilateralism. the u.s. and u.n. is about cous working together, sovereignty, which is a word he loves to use. in the year since he last spoke to the event, the united states has withdrawn from numerous u.n. agencies. they have denounced the lowest refugee numbers we will take sie refugee programs are founded. we really pulled back in many ways and take a leading role. yes, i'm sure the speech will be tough, but the u.n. is isn't jt about strength. it's about working together as an international community to confront and solve global child is. that multilateral message is
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something that donald trump is not comfortable with. it's something that i think people in the audience of the u.n. today will be listening to. you can't just threaten iran -- you have to talk about how we can solve these challenges together. >> bill: in so many significant ways, he inserted himself in the korean peninsula in a way that hasn't happened before. although we are waiting for the ultimate result from north korea, things have moved toward a place of calm, marie. >> i always say talking is better than shooting. last year, the u.n. was very concerned. people at the u.n. were very concerned about the rhetoric coming from the president about north korea. they are glad people are talking right now. but the proof will be in the pudding. north korea has not gotten rid of one muscle. they haven't gotten rid of one nuclear weapon yet. right? they are talking, which is better than fighting, but we have to actually get results, here. that is still very much an open question about whether they will be any resolution here. >> bill: process. >> sandra: jonathan, as we do so often we are awaiting a speech like this, the president speaking at the u.n. a few moments from now, you wonder
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what the tone will be from the president. what do you expect? >> the tone will probably be ready similar in terms of last year. of course, we saw so much rhetoric as marie was talking about. "little rocket man" and all the competition of last year. but the president will likely stay within the parameters of the prompter, and speak to the speech that he has before him. rather than go go outside those guidelines. he has a lot of ground to cover here. it's not just about iran and north korea. we have still a horrible situation in syria that needs to get resolved. there is a horror show in yemen with a crisis so big involving so many countries and the region with wider invocations pray there are a lot of problems, a whole range of issues. indeed, we will be looking very closely at what he says about iran and north korea. those are two fundamental problems before us. one thing that is important here
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is that we don't have a scenario in which we had icbms being fired, and this whole range of other tests that the north koreans were conducting leading up to the president's speech. in many ways, we are in calmer waters, at least. calm minds can look at the situation and try to guide us through. this is a different scenario altogether. but, deftly, the president will be very strong in terms of the u.s. decision, in terms of sovereignty, in terms of america trying to navigate through these problems without, as niall gardner said, pulling to the multilateral, multinational sensibilities that other presidents have played to, in which america will look strong. the rest of the world, of course, still looks at the united states for leadership. the united states pays 22% of the budget of the united nations. about a quarter percent of u.n.
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peacekeeping. the united states 'has role within the united nations, within the world, remain strong, important, and significant. we will have to hear what the tone will be. it will be strong, though. >> bill: you laid out very well, jonathan. thank you. the leader of ecuador is of the podium now. the brazilian leader has concluded. we wait for the president of austria's arrival in a matter of moments. when you talk about iran being the focus. for a world body like this, and european leadership, that's not on board with the iran nuclear deal, can you change many minds at a meeting like this in new york? >> let me begin by the point of multilateral approach of the trump administration. we need to understand it from a different angle. there is a good multilateral approach, and there is the unsuccessful -- i do want to say bad -- multilateral approach. the way the trump administration is operating is withdrawing from these operations and not giving any results, such as in north korea. such is the iran deal.
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and then coming back and proposing a new multilateral approach, which has been successful with north korea. yes, of course, we cannot eliminate the icbm and one day, and six months. this is a long process. at least we came out of this where the north koreans were leveling against united states. with regard to iran, there's another way to look at it. look at, for example, the struggle between the brussels bureaucracy. they are committed. how many companies, how many european companies, french, german, italian, others -- that's what counts. look at the arab world. it shifted completely against iran, or 80% against iran. the most important here, look at the iranian people. the iranian process. if you look at the whole situation, yes, we got out of a situation, it was not productive, and it's going to take some time. the replacement will be another multilateral more successful equation. >> sandra: clearly, marie, we expect the present to tout his america first message and try to
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urge other leaders to play along and do their fair share. we expect him to push this hard-line approach when it comes to iran. we expect a strong language, strong words from the president. this is a message that he will be sending to the world in a few moments. >> that's right. the administration has worked very hard to say that america first does not equal america alone. to many of our allies and partners around the world, that is often what it sounds like. that is a challenge the president will have today. when you talk about the paris climate accord, or the iran deal, these deals are the u.n. has supported, has been very strongly behind -- president trump has been very good at withdrawing for them. tearing them up, ' we are getting out of them." the trans-pacific partnership. there is a whole host of these. he hasn't been so successful yet i renegotiate them or billing something in her place. to do that, you need allies, he need partners. i think that the world community today will be looking to the president to see that there is a
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proactive agenda, not just for how the u.s. withdraws from deals, but for how they rebuild them back up. >> bill: a lot of these european countries have a decision to make, too. about the u.s. economy. i want to bring you back here in the topic of linkage. the president is set to arrive at the u.n. a year ago, when he said about the strong words that came out against north korea, that was the birth of "rocket man." that was when the president said north korea would be totally destroyed if they do not stop threatening the united states. that is the wild card of the speech that president trump brings to every room he enters. >> i think that's right. i would expect that you're going to see some similarly harsh language this time directed at the iranian regime. but, also, i think an appeal to america's allies to stand with united states in confronting iran, especially america's european allies. as he pointed out earlier, there is a divide in europe on this
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issue. you have the european union and, in particular. the u.n. commission. there are some leaders within europe who believe that the united states has made the right decision, here, in withdrawing from the iran nuclear agreement. i think there will be a very strong appeal to america's allies. it's wrong to argue, i think, about -- >> bill: hang on one second. >> president trump: iran has acted very badly. we are doing many things right now, including sanctions, that are very massive. one of the highest levels we have ever done. iran has to change its tune before i meet with them. they wanted me. i'm not meeting with them until they change their tune. it will happen. i believe they have no choice. we look forward to having a great relationship with iran. but it won't happen now. [reporters yelling]
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>> president trump: it is a process of setting up a meeting with north korea. chairman kim has been dealing with us, he has made dramatic progress. far greater than people would understand or know. it has been really a very good relationship. as you know, there have been no tests. no nuclear tests, no rockets, no missile launches, and we got our hostages back. we are getting the remains of our great heroes back. that has already started that process. many more are coming in at the very short future. we are doing very well with north korea. again, far greater than anybody would know. i have much personal correspondence with chairman ki kim, and we will -- i think we will do something that will work. that it's good for north korea, good for chairman kim, and also good for the rest of us.
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report i meeting with rod rosenn thursday. today i'm doing other things, as you probably have -- [reporters yelling] we want to see it fixed. what's happening there is a human tragedy. okay? [reporters yelling] >> reporter: where are they going to be out? >> bill: right there from the president, iran has got to change its tune with regard to north korea setting up a meeting with chairman kemper that's been talked about for a couple of days. rod rosenstein, thursday, "i'm here to do other things." and then the brett kavanaugh hearing was called a "human tragedy." >> sandra: he will be speaking a short time from now. he entered the u.n. with the first lady, melania trump. and, ambassadors to the u.n.,
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nikki haley. also at his side. he saw his daughter and advisor, ivanka trump, shortly behind him there. just arriving at the u.n. as you saw, the photographers and the tv cameras were positioned at the entrance, there. the president seemed to walk in, not hesitate, and answer the questions. >> bill: it looks like president emmanuel macron, afternoon as well. i want to bring back niall gardner. you were on a train of thought there with regard to iran. when you hear the president say "iran has to change its tune," how do you go about changing the minds of leaders in that room to support your position? is that even possible? at this meeting? >> i think you can. i think the first message is the message of strength and resolve. you don't want to send the kind of mixed messaging that president obama did on the iran front, which really undermines the united states. i think you have to be very clear cut in the message that you sent about the iranian
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regime. i think the president will outline today how iran is the world's biggest supporter of international terrorism. it's regime is developing a highly dangerous missile program. it's a regime that is interfering across the middle east, and threatening the free world. i think you're going to see a very clear-cut signal. certainly for european leaders, they will be listening very closely to the speech today. they have to make a very clear decision whether they decide to stand with the united states, or whether they will stand with the iranian regime. so, the president will be making a very clear appealed to the leaders of great britain, france, germany, and the leaders of europe. to stand with america, against the iranian regime, which is a deadly threat to the free world, including to europe in the long term. if iran eventually becomes a nuclear weapon power. iran has to be stopped. i think that will be at the very heart of the president's message
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today. he won't see the kind of wishy-washy equivocation that you saw from barack obama at the united states united nations. i think it will be a direct message and a direct appeal for america's allies to stand with the leader of the free world. >> bill: think you come on niall marie harf in new york. we will continue our discussion, the speech will start in a matter of moments. >> sandra: he followed up with a tweet. he gave us an update there. he would love to meet with iran, but they have to change their tune. president also tweeted ahead of his arrival there, "our country is much stronger and much richer since it was that i took office less than two years ago. we are much safer." i expect to hear more of that message from the present as he began speaking at the u.n. a few moments for now. we will take it live and keep it right here on "america's newsroom." we will be right back. the consequences underwater can escalate quickly.
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it's a little bit out of order, the president goes second. in this case he's a bit tardy. nonetheless, moments away. director of the u.s. commission to the u.n., niall gardner back to us. and marie harf, former state department spokesperson. when you think about the contrast of president obama's visit there over his time of two terms, and you think about the contras with this president, this is a much more direct message. i don't want to call it an entire 180, but some of the policies are. and when he thing about world leaders coming around, this president's vision of what america's role in the world is. it's universal on so many things. >> that's true. present time, i think, seize foreign affairs very differently, as he does mention, then president obama. i think president chavez really focused on a transactional relationship rate he's a
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businessman. whether it's trade deals, international organizations, he is very focused on what the u.s. gets out of things, and really wants the u.s. to get more out of things than other countries. now, on the face of it, that's not a terrible proposition. but that's not always how global affairs work. there are some problems we all need to sacrifice together to confront. i think that -- donald trump, yes, today he will use very direct link which, but people around the world look to the united states under barack obama for leadership not adjust for issues of security but combating health challenges, whether it was a bullet -- you member that crisis -- whether it was hoping with the refugee crisis. they're all these issues that the u.n. deals with it aren't just about tough talk. they are about working together. donald trump, for better or worse, bill, his negative reaction toward a lot of what the u.n. does, his very bombastic rhetoric, that has alienated a lot of people and leaders around the world that we need to work with us. they are going to be watching closely today for that town to
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see what the president says. >> sandra: you just heard the words of the president as he entered the united nations here, talking about north korea. talking about chairman kim, dealing with us, as he put it, "far greater than media would understand or know. it has been a good relationship. there been no tests. we got our hostages back. our great heroes." he was really touting the progress that he and his administration are making when it comes to north korea. >> certainly, i think we have seen more positive upticks in terms of their relationship with north korea. but we haven't seen yet, i think, significant concessions on the north korean side. this is why the administration has to maintain a policy of maximum pressure against the north korean regime. further enhancing the sanctions against the regime, strengthening the u.s. military presence in the region. there is no real, i think, at all, for any complacency on the part of the administration.
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but it's very clear that the united states has to lead with regards of confronting the north korean threat. and the rest of the world will follow. but we certainly do need to see more results coming from the north korean side. so far, there's been an awful lot of rhetoric from pyongyang. in the way of deliverable. we have to be maintaining our guard, and i will resolve with regard to confronting what is a very deadly threat in asia at this time. >> bill: we are waiting for the ecuadorian leader to wrap up here. when that speech concludes, the president will appear stage lef left. jonathan inside the u.n. now. the president will chair his security council meeting tomorrow. it happens right around this time, 10:30 eastern time. the focus then would be on iran, as well. since that time, we have been told that that message will be
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broader in the sense of nonproliferation around the world. what would be your expectation for president trump chairing the u.n. security council? how was he going to run that meeting? >> bill, i'm sorry, there is a demonstrate in happening near here so i couldn't hear a portion of your question. in terms of tomorrow's meeting, it is tremendously significant. it will put to both iran and north korea, of course, in the spotlight. it is also one thing that you didn't mention, i believe, what they are will also be a discussion about chemical weapons attacks. it took place in syria on a number of occasions. what we witnessed, even in the united kingdom with a rogue killer agent being released there and affecting quite a number of people. but in terms of the focus on iran and north korea, the president will come out very strong. he is chairing that cute dumb executed council meeting because the united states has the presidency of the security council this month. he will come through and be very
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forceful, and add to what he will say in the address coming up right now. add some more tough words, actually point out a lot of issues that the united states has. it's not just about ambitions for that meeting. curtailing any sort of effort that they have to rush toward the atomic bomb. but also fiddling around and actually firing off a ballistic missiles that can carry a payload and affects not only the united states but regional countries in a terrible way. iran is meddling in yemen, in syria, of course. in lebanon, and other parts of the world. in terms of north korea, also to make it clear to kim jong un, that, yes, we are in a better place than we were a year ago in terms of north korea's experimentation and attempts to rattle things and unnerve people with its icbm tests and nuclear test -- but, this game isn't up,
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>> president trump: we are in process of setting up a meeting with north korea. chairman kim has been dealing with us. we have a tremendous progress, far greater than the media would understand or know.
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it has been really a very good relationship. as you know, there have been no tests. no nuclear test, no rockets, no missile launches, and we've got our hostages back. we are getting the remains of our great heroes back. that has already started, that process. many more are coming in the very short future. so, we are doing very well with north korea. again, far greater than anybody would know. i have much personal correspondence with chairman kim, and we will -- i think we will do something that's good for chairman kim, and good for north korea, and also good for the rest of the world. [reporters yelling] >> president trump: i am meeting with rod rosenstein on thursday. today i am doing other things, as you probably --
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it's a very sad case, and we want to see it fixed. what's happening there is a human tragedy. okay? >> bill: president trump's opening comment as he arrived at the u.n. about 40 minutes ago. the ecuadorian leader is now wrapping up. that means the president is next in line. as we get ready for that, we want to welcome our fox stations from across the country. as we do that, we will take a pause here on the fox news channel in order to enable those stations to join us as we get ready for this address. nikki haley has said, in part, that with the president will do is tap his successors for this administration a member, a year ago, it was about "rocket man." this year, we are about to find out the message. standby as we pause. >> bill: this is fox news coverage of president trump's address at the general assembly in new york city. i am bill hemmer, along with sandra smith as our coverage continues here on the fox news channel. welcome to our viewers across the country and around the
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world. president trump with a message today about iran, sandra. certainly about north korea, as well. when he unlike in the past, we don't have a speech, and we don't have your preview. the remarks before they go public. >> sandra: he walked into the united nations a short time ago with his team at his side, including the ambassador nikki haley as well as the first lady, melania trump. advisor of uncle tom, his daughter, with him. also tiffany trump, one of his daughters as well. as he entered the room, we were all noting -- we saw a couple other world leaders go ahead and the speeches. he's expected to have some strong words directed toward iran. >> bill: leading into that conversation, his speech, rather -- the message that iran has to change its tune. give a lot of leadership, all over the world, that is not happy with the president's decision to get out of the iran nuclear deal. this demonstration has not
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changed, double down on sanctions and ugly or november also have a message of the middle east and what's happening in iran. out of tel aviv, all of this stuff headed up -- all these decisions, i should say, headed up with the commander-in-chief now the room. >> sandra: he has not entered the room. he's expected to speak at any moment now. the present was training this morning ahead of his arrival, saying that "our country, the united states, is safer now than ever before." the president is expected to begin speaking shortly. >> madam president, mr. secretary general. world leaders, ambassadors, and distinguished delegates. one year ago, i stood before you for the first time. in this grand hall. i addressed the threats facing our world, and i presented a
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vision to achieve a brighter future for all of humanity. today i stand before the united nations general assembly to share the extraordinary progress we have made. in less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country. america -- it's true. at [laughter] didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay. [laughter] [applause] america's economy is booming like never before. since my election, we have added $10 trillion in wealth. the stock market is at an all-time high in history. jobless claims are at a 50-year
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low. african-american, hispanic-american, and asian-american unemployment have all achieved their lowest levels ever recorded. we have added more than 4 million new jobs, including half a million manufacturing jobs. we have passed the biggest tax cuts and reforms in american history. we have started the construction of a major border wall, and we are greatly strengthening border security. we have secured record funding for our military. $700 billion this year. $716 billion next year. our military will soon be more powerful than it has ever been before. in other words, the united states is stronger, safe safer, and a richer country than it was when i assumed office
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less than two years ago. we are standing up for america, and for the american people. we are also standing up for the world. this is great news for our citizens, and for peace-loving people everywhere. we believe that when nations respect the rights of their neighbors and defend the interests of their people, they can better work together to secure the blessings of safety, prosperity, and peace. each of us here today is the emissary of a distinct culture, a rich history, and a people bound together by ties of memory, tradition, and the values that make our homeland like nowhere else on earth. that is why america will always choose independence and
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cooperation over global governance, control, and domination. i honor the right of every nation in this room to pursue its own customs, beliefs, and traditions. the united states will not tell you how to live, or work, or worship. we only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return. from warsaw, to brussels, to tokyo, to singapore, it has been my highest honor to represent the united states abroad. i have forged close relationships and friendships, and strong partnerships, with the leaders of many nations in this room, and our approach has always yielded incredible chang change. the support from many countries here today, we have engaged with north korea to replace the specter of conflict with a bold
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and new push for peace. in june i traveled to singapore to meet face-to-face with north korea's leader, chairman kim jong un. we had a highly productive and meetings. we agreed that it was in both countries' interest to pursue the denuclearization of the korean peninsula. since that meeting, we have already seen a number of encouraging measures that few could have imagined only a short time ago. the missiles and rockets are no longer flying in every directio direction. nuclear testing has stopped. some military facilities are already being dismantled. our hostages have been released, and as promised, the remains of our fallen heroes are being returned home. to lay at rest in american soil. i would like to thank you
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chairman kim for his courage, and for the steps he has taken, though much work remains to be done. the sanctions will stay in place until denuclearization occurs. i also want to thank the many member states who helped us reach this moment. a moment that is actually far greater than people would understand. far greater. but, for all their support, and the critical support that we will all need going forward. special thanks to president moon of south korea, prime minister abe of japan, and president xi of china. in the middle east, our approach is also yielding great strides in very historic change. following my trip to
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saudi arabia last year, the gulf countries opened a new center to target terrorists' financing. the are enforcing new sanctions, working with us, to identify and track at terrorist networks, and taking more responsibility for fighting terrorism and extremism in their own region. the uae, saudi arabia, and qatar have pledged billions of dollars to aid the people of syria and yemen. they are pursuing multiple avenues for ending yemen's horrible, horrific civil war. ultimately, it is up to the nations of the region to decide what kind of future they want for themselves and there children that leaves the united states working with the gulf council.
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jordan, and egypt, to establish a regional strategic goal so the nations can advance prosperity, stability, and security across their home region. thanks to the united states military, and our partnership with many of you are nations, i am pleased to report that the bloodthirsty killers known as isis have been driven out from the territory they once held in iraq and syria. we will continue to work with friends and allies to deny radical islamic terrorists any funding, territory, or support, or any means of infiltrating our borders. the ongoing tragedy in syria is heartbreaking. our shared goals must be the de-escalation of military conflict, along with a political
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solution that honors the will of the syrian people. in this vein, we urge the united nations-led peace process be reinvigorated. but, rest assured, the united states will respond if chemical weapons are deployed by the assad regime. i commend the people of jordan, and other neighboring countries, for hosting refugees from this very brutal civil war. as we see in jordan, the most compassionate policy is to place refugees as close to their homes as possible, to ease their eventual return to be part of the rebuilding process. this approach also stretches finite resources to help far more people, increasing the
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impact of every dollar spent. every solution to the humanitarian crisis in syria must also include a strategy to address the brutal regime that is fueled and financed it. the corrupt dictatorship in iran. iran's leaders sow chaos, death, and destruction. they do not respect their neighbors or borders, or the sovereign rights of nations. instead, iran's leaders plunder the nation's resources to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the middle east and far beyond. the iranian people are rightly outraged that their leaders have embezzled billions of dollars from iran's treasury, seized
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valuable portions of the econom economy, and looted the people's religious endowments, all to line their own pockets and send proxies to wage war. not good. iran's neighbors have paid a heavy toll for the region's agenda of aggression and expansion. that is why so many countries in the middle east strongly supported my decision to withdraw the united states from the horrible 2015 iran nuclear deal. and reimpose nuclear sanctions. the iran deal was a windfall for iran's leaders. in the years since the deal was reached, iran's military budget grew nearly 40%. the dictatorship used the funds
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to build nuclear-capable missiles, increase internal repression, finance terrorism, and fund havoc and slaughter in syria and yemen. the united states has launched a campaign of economic pressure to deny the regime the funds it needs to advance its blood he agenda. last month, we began reimpose and hard-heading nuclear sanctions that have been lifted under the iran deal. additional sanctions will resume november 5th, and war will follow. we are working with countries that import iranian crude oil to cut their purchases substantially. we cannot allow the world's leading sponsor of terrorism to possess the planet's most dangerous weapons.
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we cannot allow our regime the chance to threaten america, and threaten israel with annihilation, to possess the means of possessing a nuclear warhead to any city on worth. just can't do it. we ask all nations to isolate iran's regime as long as it's aggression continues. we ask all nations to support iran's people as they struggle to reclaim their religious and righteous destiny. this year, we also took another significant step forward in the middle east, in recognition of every sovereign state to determine its own capital. i move the u.s. embassy in israel to jerusalem. the united states is committed to a future of peace and
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stability in the region, including peace between the israelis and the palestinians. that aim is advanced, not harm to, by acknowledging the obvious facts. america's policy of principled realism means we will not be held hostage to old dogmas, discredited ideologies, and so-called "experts" who have been proven wrong over the years, time and time again. this is true, not only in matters of peace, but in matters of prosperity. we believe that trade must be fair and reciprocal. the united states will not be taken advantage of any longer. the decades the united states
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opened its economy, the largest, by far, on earth, with few conditions, we allowed foreign goods from all over the world to flow freely across our borders. yet, other countries did not grant us fair and reciprocal access to their markets in return. even worse, some countries abused their openness to dump their products, subsidize their goods, target our industries, and manipulate their currencies to gain unfair advantage over our country. as a result, our trade deficit ballooned to nearly $800 billion a year. for this reason, we are systematically renegotiating broken and bad trade deals.
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last month, we announced a ground-breaking the u.s.-mexico trade agreement. just yesterday, i stood with president moon to announce the successful completion of the brand-new u.s.-korea trade deal. this is just the beginning. many nations in this hall will agree that the world trading system is in dire need of change. for example, countries were admitted to the wto that violate every single principal on which the organization is based. the united states, and many of the nations played by the rules, these countries used government-run industrial planning and state-owned enterprises to rig the system in their favor. they engage in the relentless
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product-dumping, forest technology transfer, and the theft of intellectual property. the united states lost over 3 million manufacturing jobs, nearly a quarter of all steel jobs. 60,000 factories after china has the wto. we have racked up $13 trillion in trade deficits over the last two decades. those days are over. we will no longer tolerate such abuse. we will not allow our workers to be victimized. our companies to be cheated, and our wealth to be plundered and transferred. america will never apologize for protecting its citizens. the united states has just
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announced tariffs on another $200 billion in chinese-made goods. the total so far is $250 billion. i have great respect and affection for my pen, president exide, but i have made clear our trade imbalance is just not acceptable. china posthumous market distortions and the way they deal cannot he tolerated. as my administration has demonstrated that, america will always act in our national interests. i spoke before this body last year and warned that the u.n. human rights council had become a grave embarrassment to this institution. shielding egregious human rights abuses while bashing america and its many friends.
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our ambassador to the united nations, nikki haley, laid out a clear agenda for reform, despite repeated warnings. no action at all was taken. the united states took the only responsible course. we withdrew from the human rights council, and we will not return until real reform is enacted. for similar reasons, the united states will provide no support and recognition to the international criminal. as far as america is concerned, the icc has no jurisdiction, no legitimacy, and no authority. the icc claims near-universal jurisdiction over the citizens of every country, violating all
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principles of justice, fairness, and due process. we will never surrender america's sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable global bureaucracy. america is governed by american americans. we reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism around the world. responsible nations must defend against threats to sovereignty. and not just from global governments, but from other newer forms of coercion and domination. in america, we believe strongly in energy security. for ourselves, and for our allies. we have become the largest energy producer anywhere on the face of the earth. the united states stands ready
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to export our abundant affordable supply of oil, clean coal, and natural gas. opec and opec nations are, as usual, ripping off the rest of the world, and i don't like it. nobody should like it. we defend many of these nations for nothing, and then they take advantage of us by giving us high oil prices. not good. we want them to stop raising prices. we sought want them to start lg prices. and they must contribute substantially to military protection from now on. we are not going to put up with it, these horrible prices, much longer. reliance on a single foreign
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supplier can leave a nation vulnerable to extortion and intimidation. that is why we congratulate your opinion states such as poland for leading the construction of a baltic pipeline so that nations are not dependent on russia to meet their energy needs. germany will become totally dependent on russian energy if it does not immediately change course. here in the western hemisphere, we are committed to maintaining our independence from the encroachment of expansionist foreign powers. it has been the formal policy of our country since president president monroe that we reject the interference of foreign nations in this hemisphere, and in our own affairs.
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the united states has recently strengthened our laws to better screen foreign investments in our country for national security threats. we welcome cooperation with countries in this region, and around the world, that wish to do the same. you need to do it for your own protection. the united states is also working with partners in latin america to confront threats to sovereignty from uncontrolled migration. tolerance for human struggling, and human smuggling, and trafficking, is not humane. it's a horrible thing that's going on, at levels that nobody has ever seen before. it's very, very cruel. illegal immigration funds
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criminal networks, ruthless gangs, and the flow of deadly drugs. illegal immigration exploits of vulnerable populations, hurts hardworking citizens, and has produced a vicious cycle of crime, violence, and poverty. only by upholding national borders, destroying criminal gangs, can we break this cycle and establish a real foundation for prosperity. we recognize the right of every nation in this room to set its own immigration policy in accordance with its national interests. just as we ask other countries to respect our own right to do the same. which we are doing. that is one reason the united states will not participate in the new global compact on migration.
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migration should not be governed by an international body, unaccountable to our own citizens. ultimately, the only long-term solution to the migration crisis is to help people build more hopeful futures in their home countries. make their countries great agai again. currently, we are witnessing a human tragedy, as an example, in venezuela. more than 2 million people have fled to the english inflicted by the socialist regime, and its cuban sponsors. not long ago, venezuela was one of the richest countries on earth. today, socialism has bankrupted the oil-rich nation, and driven its people into abject poverty.
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virtually everywhere, socialism or communism has been tried, it has produced suffering, corruption, and decay. socialism's burst of power leads to expansion, oak ridge to incursion, and oppression. all nations of the world should resist socialism and the misery that it brings to everyone. in that spirit, we ask the nations gathered here to join us in calling for the restoration of democracy in venezuela. today we are announcing additional sanctions against the repressive regime, targeting the inner circle and close advisors. we are grateful for all of the work the united nations does around the world to help the people build better lives for
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themselves and their families. the united states is the world's largest giver in the world, by far, of foreign aid. but if you give anything to us. that is why we are taking a hard look at u.s. foreign assistance. that will be headed up by secretary of state mike pompeo. we will examine what is working, what is not working, and whether the countries who receive our dollars and our protection also have our interests at heart. moving forward, we are only going to give foreign aid to those who respect us and, frankly, are our friends. we expect other countries to pay their fair share for the cost of
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their defense. the united states is committed to making the united nations more effective and accountable. i have said many times that the united nations has unlimited potential. as part of our reform efforts, i have told our negotiators that the united states will not pay more than 25% of the u.n. peacekeeping budget. this will encourage other companies to set up , get involved, and also share in this very large burden. we are working to shift more of our funding from assessed contributions to voluntary, so that we can target american resources to the programs with the best record of success. only when each of us does our
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part and contribute to our share can we realize the u.n.'s highest aspirations. we must pursue peace without fear, hope without despair, and security without apology. looking around this hall, where so much history has transpired, we think of the many before us who have come here to address the challenges of their nations and of their times. our thoughts turn to the same question that ran through all their speeches and resolutions, through every word, and every hope. it is the question of what kind of world will we leave for our children, and what kind of nations they will inherit. the dreams that fill this hall
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today are as diverse as the people who have stood at this podium. as varied as the countries represented right here in this body are. it really is something. it really is great, great history. there is india, a free society, over a billion people, successfully lifting countless millions out of poverty and into the middle class. there is saudi arabia, where king and the crown prince are pursuing bold new reforms. there is a zero, proudly celebrating its 70th anniversary as a thriving democracy in the holy land. in poland, the great people are standing up for their independence, their security, and their sovereignty.
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many countries are pursuing their own unique visions. building their own hopeful futures, and chasing their own wonderful dreams of destiny, of legacy, and of a home. the whole world is richer. humanity is better, because of this beautiful constellation of nations, each very special, each very unique, and each shining brightly and it's part of the world in each one, we see awesome promise of a people bound together by a shared past and working toward a common future. as for americans, we know what kind of future we want for ourselves. we know what kind of a nation america must always be.
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in america, we believe in the majesty of freedom, and the dignity of the individual. we believe in self-government, and the rule of law. and we prize the culture that sustains our liberty, a culture built on strong families, deep faith, and fierce independence. we celebrate our heroes. we treasure our traditions. above all, we love our country. inside everyone in this great chamber today, and everyone listening all around the globe, there is the heart of a patriot that feels the same powerful love for the same intense loyalty to your homeland. the passion that burns in the hearts of patriots and the souls
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of nations has inspired reform and revolution, sacrifice and selflessness, scientific breakthroughs and magnificent works of art. our task is not to erase it, but to embrace it. to build with it, to draw on its ancient wisdom and to find within it the will to make our nations greater, our region safer, and the world better. to unleash this incredible potential in our people. , we must defend the foundations that make it all possible. a sovereign and independent nations are the only vehicle where freedom has ever survived. democracy has ever endured,
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peace has ever prospered. so, we must protect our sovereignty and our cherished independence above all. when we do, we will find new avenues for cooperation unfolding before us. we will find new passion for peacemaking rising within us. we will find a new purpose, new resolve, and new spirit flourishing all around us and making this a more beautiful world in which to live. so, together, let us choose a future of patriotism, prosperity, and pride. let us choose peace and freedom over domination and defeat, and let us come here to this place to stand for our people and their nations, forever strong,
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forever sovereign, forever just, and forever thankful for the grace and the goodness and the glory of god. thank you, god bless you, and god bless the nations of the world. thank you very much. thank you. [applause] >> on behalf of the general assembly, i -- >> bill: there it is, the second address of the president of the united nations. if you had lines. first on north korea, sanctions will stay in place, he says, until they get rid of the nuclear program. on iran, he says the leadership has taken billions of dollars, causing mayhem, saying "we cannot allow them to possess weapons of mass instruction." on syria, the u.s. will respond if assad uses chemical weapons again. on trade, he calls it unfair for the u.s. and says "those days are over. "the driving theme, is that administration is making america
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rich again, and he will put america first in all things. insisting come at the outset, "we will not tell you how to lie or how to worship." about 35 minutes in length, that's a wrap from the u.n. at this hour. a closely watched a speech there from the president of the united states. stay tuned it to this fox news station, and continuing coverage of the story on cable and online at until then, i am bill hemmer along with sandra smith here in new york. and now our coverage continues on cable. >> sandra: for more on this, we bring in kathy morris rogers. she chairs. thank you for your time this morning, you've been listening to the president. what did you think of his message? >> i thought the president gave a strong message, strong leadership, on behalf of the united states of america. but also, a challenge to the rest of the world, really celebrating sovereignty, independence, freedom-loving
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people. i appreciated his focus on making sure that the united states -- or the united nations is accountable, effective in its mission. i thought it was a very good speech. i pray she has leadership as well as the ambassador nikki haley leadership at the u.n. on behalf of the united states. >> sandra: that's your reaction. how do you think the world respond, congress on college that america first message that resonated throughout the speech? "we are standing up for america and the american people," the president said. "the u.s. is a stronger and richer country than it was when i assumed office." in fact, he opened with "mired administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country." >> i also have the president talk about the importance of every country, self-determination for every country around the world. i thought the president really lays out the importance of how we are all connected as
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countries around the world. you know, i have often said that in order for us to be a diplomatic power, we need to be a military power. to be a military power, need to be an economic power. it's all connected. clearly, america is a strong leader in this world. the president is communicating very strong leadership. i think he was challenging other countries to be their own -- to be self-determining, like americans are. we cherish that as america. we cherish our sovereignty, our independence. we cherish that we -- we believe in self-determination for ourselves as individuals, as well as for our country. what i heard is that he is saying that's what he wants for the other countries in the world, too. america has done more to lift people out of poverty. our economy is booming, and it does have an impact on countries around the world in a very positive way. speed went your original point, "we are standing up for america
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and the american people." the present finish the sentence with, also, "we are standing up for the world." specifically on north korea he took a lot of credit for the progress is being made they are, as he timed it. he said "i would like to thank chairman kim for his courage and the steps he has taken. much work still remains." the president said. what did you make of his message on north korea? speak of the present has remain strong on north korea. that is in print important. i am encouraged by what we are seeing in north korea. their response to date. we need to remain vigilant. we need to remain strong. we have seen north korea in the past to make statements, but this time -- i would encourage the president to remain strong. but i am overall encouraged. it wasn't that long ago that we were fearful of a ballistic missile that will be pointed out america and hitting american cities. today, it's a very different conversation. i do believe the president
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deserves some -- a lot of credit for his leadership, secretary pompeo, bringing north korea and south korea together where they have a goal now is actually coming together as one. >> sandra: he was expected to use very strong language when issuing his message to iran. as he addressed the 73rd session of the u.n., congresswoman, he said "it's leaders so chaos, death, and destruction. they do not respect your neighbors and borders." how will his message on iran be perceived as it was highly anticipated heading into this? >> iran is the largest sponsor of state terrorism. today, in the world. i am proud that this administration has pulled out of the iranian deal. that was not a good deal. it did not ensure that iran would not develop a nuclear weapon. we need to remain very clear in our strengths, our sanctions
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against iran, make sure that we are doing everything possible to ensure that they do not develop a nuclear weapon. our greatest ally in the middle east is israel, and iran has made it very clear as to what their intent is as it relates to israel. i am proud that this administration is standing strong by israel, and also making sure they are staying strong against iran and its goal to develop a nuclear weapon. >> sandra: the iran deal was a win fill for iran's leaders, he made the case. "leaders use money to build muscles and fund terrorism." he went on, before he entered the room, you heard a couple of the big news items had again to deliver the speech. in fact, he commented on the meeting with rod rosenstein on thursday. a lot of other things on the president of austria's plate this week. obviously, the kavanaugh hearing will take place on thursday, with his accuser. congressmen congresswoman, thise week for this country as we see
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this president delivering this message at the u.n. >> yes, this is a big week. i am pleased that we are moving ahead with this hearing in the senate to make sure that dr. dr. ford has a chance to be heard. women must be heard. i also believe it's important for judge kavanaugh to also have a chance to defend his character. these are serious allegations, and this hearing on thursday is going to be very important. we have an important decision to make. it's over in the senate, but not in the house. they have a very important decision to make aft to who is going to the next justice on the supreme court. also, rod rosenstein -- the fbi and rosenstein have not been cooperative with congress. they have not been forthright about turning over documents. this is another very important meeting. >> sandra: he entered the u.n. a few moments ago prayed he will
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be meeting with rosenstein on thursday. congresswoman, thank you for your time this morning. good to have you want. >> thank you, good to be with you. >> bill: there has been movement on venezuela, too. he called it a sad case and wanted to see it fixed. at one point he calls it a human tragedy before that speech began. on the topic of kavanaugh, there is a nod to make a lot of reaction coming from the hills surrounding thursday's hearing. >> this man, judge kavanaugh, has been in very responsible jobs for well over 20 years. not one woman has ever come forward to say that he acted inappropriately in the workplace, that he used his power in an untoward way. speak to the confirmation battle still rages. kavanaugh says he will to mike wants a fair process. the big question, whether that request is honored. the senator will answer that question up after this. to maker
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case. judge kavanaugh will have an opportunity to respond. my guess is things will proceed from there. i expect at some point the committee is going to put his out on the floor of the senate, where we will have a debate and ultimately a vote. i believe he will be confirmed to the supreme court. >> sandra: he made his case last night. he wants to be treated fairly in all this. he wants to see a fair process play out. are democrats willing to give him that? >> no, of course not. this was an 11th-hour ambushed by the democrats on the committee. think about what he has been through. he started off answering over 30 hours of questions, in an open session from democrats and republicans on the senate judiciary committee. they had closed sessions where they asked him questions. they submitted 1300 questions for the record, more than all previous supreme court nominees combined. he answered those. he has answered six fbi background checks. this has been an incredibly
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open, transparent process. republicans have been very fair to democrats. democrats, on the other hand, get a letter, a piece of information back in july, which they decide to hang onto and then unleash at the 11th hour to try and delay and derail this nomination. they have not been fair to this nominee at all. it's been a circus from the get-go, from their standpoint. it's very clear they are doing everything they can to prevent him from going on the court. notwithstanding that, senator grassley has conducted a very fair process. the judiciary committee's going to hear on thursday for both of these individuals, and we will move forward from there. >> sandra: those background checks you mentioned, on kavanaugh, by the fbi, were not enough for senator chuck schumer read the leading democrat. he made this case on the senate floor. the fbi should reopen the background check investigation,d conduct a hearing where the appropriate witnesses are called and to the accuser and the accused. anything less will be viewed by
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the american people, and i believe, judged by history, as a stain on republicans in the senate and a stain on the integrity of the majesty of the supreme court. >> sandra: senator, your response to that? >> first off, senator schumer and all democrats it seems, at least appear now, have adopted the standard of "guilty until proven innocent." clearly, and other fbi back on check -- i don't have any idea what that purpose that serves at this point. you talking about 36 years ago. i don't know who they would interview. who they are going to talk to. whose memories are going to be intact at this point in time. i don't think that a company does anything for that simply a delaying tactic on the part of the democrats who come as i said, from the very beginning, done everything they can to try and, first off, destroy the reputation of this judge. secondly, delay and ultimately derail his nomination. his confirmation to the court.
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all that being said, i think the american people see through it, and we are determined -- i think senator grassley has demonstrated this throughout the entire process -- to make sure there is a fair process, and he's going to give dr. ford an opportunity on thursday to be heard. in a process that he described as being "comfortable, safe, and dignified." i think that is the most that anybody can hope for. >> sandra: when it comes to a vote, susan collins obviously is a key player. at this point, do you think he can still get confirmed? >> i think he can. i do think that all of our members are going to make up their own minds, but i think what has been really important to republican senators as of the process be fair and allow for all parties to be, obviously, heard from. in this case, that's going to happen. it's going to happen on thursday. i believe that our members are going to be satisfied in the end that this has been a fair process. then it's just a question up or
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down of whether or not you think that person is qualified to be on the supreme court. i think he has proven over time, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that he's incredible he qualified, well-respected, a great legal mind. all the things you want to see. >> sandra: his wife last evening prethink you, you settle up. we will see where it goes this week. senator thank you. >> bill: present time taking aim at around. we expected this moments ago at the u.n. general symbol. we talked to bill richardson, former u.s. investor to the u.n., to gauge the speech and the message and how that is being received. come on back. >> we cannot allow the world's leading sponsor of terrorism to possess the planet's most dangerous weapons. insurance that won't replace
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continues, and we ask all nations to support iran's people as they struggle to reclaim their religious and righteous destiny. >> bill: prison term on the world stage delivering a second address to the general simile moments ago. we're going to get more reaction on the president speech. bill richardson, former u.s. ambassador, former governor of new mexico prayed he's at yale university today. i understand there's some action there. outside the classroom, what did you think of egress that we heard from the present today? >> it was very typical president trump. very nationalistic, unilateral statement. i was pleased with what he said about russia, for instance. he is taking off the gloves, and there's been some questions about that. i was pleased about the north korea issue. things are better. i was pleased he didn't announce a summit. i want to see more preparation
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and more north korea doing a lot more before we get a summit. you know, he did go after everybody. opec, oil prices -- i worry, too, bill, about a trade war. look, there's no question that the international trading system is not beneficial to the united states. to do it with retaliatory tariffs, with china, we with our european allies, not in the nafta agreement. i hope you do that soon with canada. i'm a little worried they're. >> bill: trying to get some leverage. his quote was "those days are over." there is a lot of agreement with him, just in your initial response, there. i thought at the outset it was very interesting, just paraphrasing a little bit here prayed "america will always choose its best path." suggesting that every other ruler in that room will suggest the best path for their country as well. and then he said "the u.s. will not tell you how to live, we will not tell you how to
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worship." suggesting "don't tell us how to live, either." that has got to the root of the decisions that he is made with these deals, that he's pulled america out. >> you know, bill -- obviously, the president of the united states has to stick up for the country, our own people at the u.n., too. the u.n. -- i was there, i think it's a very good useful body. they do gang up on us. on his real issues, and many other terms. look -- i think he is asserting america's strength. we are the biggest power in the world. we contribute 25% of the u.n. -- he saying "don't mess with us." that's okay to say. what i worry about is, you know, the language on trade. i worry about, even on iran -- i don't want iran to pull out of the nuclear deal. they are still complying with it. they are still observing it. you know, i worry that somehow
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they are going to say "well, we can't work with the europeans or the united states." the middle east is kind of exploding. again, i will give him credit. north korea, i think things are better. i like the rhetoric on russia, on energy. the pipelines. the europeans should get their natural gas from the united states, not from russia. >> bill: on that point, germany, he said "end of the russia deal." on a topic you know very well, and that is north korea, here's the comment about chairman kim. remember where we were a year ago, okay? and we are 12 months later toda today. >> president trump: i would like to think chairman kim for his courage and for the steps he has taken, though much work remains to be done. the sanctions will stay in place until denuclearization occurs. >> bill: what you think of that? >> that's good. the sanctions will stay in place
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until denuclearization takes place. now, on denuclearization, bill -- you know, kim jong un, maybe they've become friends, but he has done nothing on missile. he's done nothing on nuclear weapons. he's done nothing on material. he's got to step up to the plate a little more, and i think maybe the president of has been negotiating, saying that the national security advisor, secretary of state, is new special envoy, have to get some progress before kim jong un really wants a summit. that gives them a lot of credibility. i saw a little negotiation. i am pleased that he is not agreeing to step-by-step process of "okay, if you do a little bit, north korea, we will lift sanctions." it seems that he is keeping a strong position. i am pleased with that north korea components. >> bill: that not at the end, too, about the united nations. he's got a building across the street with his name on it, they
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talked about the u.n. having "unlimited potential." thank you for a time, it's great to have you back twice in one week. bill richardson. thank you. ♪ speed when it was judgment day for the actor and comedian bill cosby. he will learn his fate after being found a sexual assault. rick leventhal joins now from the courthouse in norristown, pennsylvania. what's the latest there? >> they just took the time whether to consider him a sexually violent predator. they had a defense witness, testified that he should not be. yesterday, they said he should be. that witness said that bill cosby had an uncontrollable urge to violate young women and would likely do it again. of course, the defense is saying that's not going to happen. he's 81 years old, he's legally blind, and he's not a threat to anyone else. that's what the judge has to decide before the judge decides
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what bill cosby's sentence will be. that's a big question today. will he be sentenced to prison or jail time, or will he be given simply house arrest for those three counts of aggravated assault against a andrea constand, who was in the courtroom yesterday. she prevents presented a shortm statement in court. she told the judge a book of the jury heard me, mr. cosby heard me, and now all i'm asking for is justice as the court sees fit." sandra, we did just get the longer letter that andrea constand filed with the court when she talked about how bill cosby, in essence, ruined her adult life. she said in this letter "bill cosby took my beautiful, healthy, young spirit and crushed it. he robbed me of my health and vitality. my open nature, and my trust in myself and others." clearly, andrea constand believes that bill cosby should go to prison. the charges carry ten years each, so 30 euros total. those were emerged yesterday by the judge, and the prosecutor
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asked for five to ten years. he could come again, be sentenced to house arrest. some people believe it will be in the middle. two to four years. but something we will have to wait to find out, sandra. >> sandra: rick leventhal's at the courthouse where bill cosby awaits his feet. we'll keep in touch and check back in. thanks, rick. >> bill: the president lincoln's plan to meet with rod rosenstein, that will happen in two days on thursday at the white house. >> president trump: i am meeting with him on thursday when i get back from all of these meetings. we would meeting at the white house. we will be determining what's going on. we want to have transparency, openness, and i look forward to meeting with rod at that time. >> bill: issues in "the new york times" reporting that the deputy ag suggested using the 25th amendment to remove the president from office. what is rosenstein's future hold? former u.s. attorney andrew mccarthy will answer that question next. thanks to tena intimates overnight
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>> sandra: fox news alert, deputy general rod rosenstein set to meet with president trump at the white house on thursday with his job possibly on the line. joining us now, former u.s. attorney and fox news contributor anti-mccarthy. the president, a short time ago, andy, did confirm that we'll be meeting with rosenstein on thursday. what happens? >> i would expect that rosenstein will emerge from the meeting still the deputy attorney general. i think president trump is trying to deal with two different things. i think you would like to clean house a bit at the justice department, but he doesn't want to project instability before the midterm elections. particularly if the polls indicate that the republicans are turning the tide are true. that's probably the last thing he would want to do. i think i think you have a thing, sandra, is that his lawyers are telling him mueller is probably getting toward the end of his investigation. there doesn't seem to be much more for him to do. if your moves rosenstein, what
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people will then say is that he is obstructing the investigation, and that opens a whole new can of worms. i expect the deputy attorney general will write it out, even though i don't think he should be able to write it out. >> sandra: the chairman of the house free and caucuses making it very clear that they stand ry if he doesn't agree to answer qe wire allegations. here he is making my point. >> if, indeed, rod rosenstein said these things, which many believe that he did, many believe that he said it in a nonjoking manner. he needs to explain that, not only to the president of the united states, but the american people. i can tell you that if he does not, there are a number of us who are standing by, really, with impeachment documents. >> sandra: so, what do you make of chairman mark meadows, really going on the offense, there? >> i don't think there is a basis to impeach rosenstein. i've been very critical of him. i didn't think there was a basis
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to impeach him when they raised this a few weeks back. frankly, sandra, i think we are missing the important issue, here. there is no doubt in my mind that it's important that rosenstein raise the 25th amendment and may have even raised the possibility of wiretapping the president. what i think the boy missing is the important element here of the timeline. he did this at exactly the same time that he ultimately appointed robert mueller under circumstances where there was no underlying criminal offense. we are talking about a period of time when he had some desperation to show democrats and others in washington that he was still reliable after he got serious blowback from the memo he wrote in connection with comey's leaving, his dismissal. >> sandra: can you clarify this? we are just getting worried here from a spokesperson for the
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justice department that rosenstein has not received an official invitation from any committee to testify. when asked, they did not answer if he would come voluntarily. but this follows, obviously, mark meadows putting it out there that rosenstein must come before congress this week under oath and tell the truth about these alleged statements. but no official request, as per the justice department. speak out you know, it's always sad to see these games get played. ordinarily, the congress does not want to issue subpoenas to get officers of the justice department to come to capitol hill and sit by for oversight hearings. they shouldn't have to do that. they should make respectful requests. sometimes, the way that gets communicated, there is some confusion about whether there's actually been a demand or a request. there is a lot of standing on that ceremony. i think it's a bunch of
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nonsense. if some but he wants the deputy attorney general to come and testify, that somebody on the committee ought to pick up the phone and ask him. if they have to issue a subpoena, than issue one. but you always have to hope that it doesn't get to that. >> sandra: think you very much to coming down mike for. always to tree to get a perspective. >> bill: the president of the u.n. is going to be with the president of columbia pretty stark about brett kavanaugh a moment ago, saying that he's a wonderful human being. that they are connors, they don't believe him themselves. he's a high-quality person, he's been in a con game. when that becomes available, we will share that with our viewers and a moment here from the u.n. first, a quick check of "outnumbered," the ladies with the city. hey, melissa. >> new development, you were talking about in the kavanaugh controversy. the president's nominee vigorously defending himself against sex assault allegations, and exclusive interview with fox. this, as christine ford's lawyer has new complaints were chairman
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grassley over thursday's hearing. all the latest, and we will have some spirited debate on that, obviously. also on thursday we discussed rod rosenstein. this after reports that the doj drafted an exit statement before his trip to the white house yesterday. now, republicans say that rosenstein should testify to congress or face an impeachment vote. all that, plus our hashtag, speech when he went. "outnumbered" top of the hour, don't miss it. >> bill: thinks. a moment, the pope, pope francis, his demeaning change. the message she has for a billion catholics worldwide, coming up next. flonase relieves sneezing, itchy, watery eyes and a runny nose, plus nasal congestion, which most pills don't. it's more complete allergy relief. flonase. i'm lucky to get through a shift without a disaster.
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>> bill: from the vatican, pope francis now issuing a call for change within the catholic church, sing the sex abuse scandals are driving people away. lauren green is watching that story from here in new york. good day. >> hey, bill. february can't come soon enough for pope francis. a scheduled meeting on abuse in rome is too far away to assuage the anger raging at the catholic church. on his last stop of a four-day visit to the baltic state, francis told the crowd of young people that the church must be converted. his words coming in the wake of germany's bishops releasing a report that found more than 30 victims were abused between a number of years. more than half under 13, and nearly a third were altar boys. the hopes think he understands that outrage. translator mack we understand that we don't believe this is very bad, what a church, a community, believes in such a way that young people believe it does not give anything to their lives.
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>> the pope's words are a prelude to a month-long meeting of the vatican focused on young people. >> bill: what's the latest at in the u.s.? >> pennsylvania lawmakers are changing rules on the statute of limitations on clergy sex abuse. victims are rallying in support of the bill that would give the victim's a two-year window to file complaint that would otherwise be too old to pursue. the grand jury last month found more than a thousand victims at 300 predator priests. most of the cases were too old to litigate. >> judgment day is upon us, people. judgment day is upon us, and this legislation will set the path straight! [applause] for all victims of pennsylvania! >> the law was passed overwhelmingly with a large margin. credits of the bill argue it
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violates the constitution. >> bill: thank you, lauren. >> sandra: new develop men's and the fight over brett kavanaugh's supreme court nomination, and moments ago, president trump once again aggressing addressing the controversy of the united nations. he was saying what they're doing to kavanaugh is horrible. we will have more on that just ahead.
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>> president trump at the u.n. holding a bilateral meeting with the president of columbia. he just made some comments on the controversial confirmation of judge brett kavanaugh saying the accusations against kavanaugh are horrible. he said democrats know kavanaugh allegations are a con game. says the president. the second accuser president trump says has nothing, she admits she was drunk, she admits time lapses. one of the most talented, reading the rough translation here come from the president. can't exactly get the video up as is not clear to us but the
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president clearly weighing in about 48 hours before this public hearing takes place between judge brett kavanaugh and his accuser. >> now it's on the calendar for thursday, 10:00 a.m. more to come right next on "outnumbered" ." >> melissa: fox news alert, new reaction a supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh is now speaking publicly denying sexual misconduct allegations an exclusive fox news interview. kavanaugh is also vowing to fight on as democrats are stepping up their push to derail his nomination. this is "outnumbered," and i'm melissa francis. here today is harris faulkner. fox nation host tomi lahren, former director of strategic communications for the hillary clinton campaign adrienne elrod and joining us on the couch today, lawrence jones, editor in chief of campus reform and he is "outnumbered." we've got a lot to get to. >> harris: got some superstars on


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